Mike Myers Biography (1963-)

Born May 25, 1963 (some sources cite 1964), in Toronto (some sources say Scarborough), Ontario, Canada; son of Eric (in insurance business) and Alice (anoffice supervisor; maiden name, Hind) Myers; married Robin Ruzan (a writer),May 22, 1993. Addresses: Contact-- Creative Artists Agency, 9830 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90212-1825. Career: Comedian and writer. Second City (comedy troupe), Toronto, Ontario, member of company, 1986-88; Second City, Chicago, IL, member of company, 1988-89; appeared in television commercials, including one for Heineken beer, 1999; Ming Tea (musical group), Los Angeles, CA, performer. Vision Awards, host, 1998. Awards, Honors: Shared Emmy Award, outstanding writing in a variety or music program,1989, and Emmy Award nomination, outstanding writing in a variety or music program, 1990, both for Saturday Night Live; shared MTV Movie Award, best on-screen duo (with Dana Carvey), and MTV Movie Award nomination, best comedic performance, both 1992, for Wayne's World; shared MTV Movie Award nomination, best on-screen duo (with Carvey), 1993, for Wayne's World II; MTV Movie Award nominations, best comedic performance, best villain, and best dance sequence, and Blockbuster Entertainment Award nomination,favorite actor in a comedy, all 1997, for Austin Powers: International Manof Mystery; Golden Slate Award nomination, Csapnivalo Awards, best maleperformance, 1998, for 54; American Comedy Award nomination, funniestlead actor in a motion picture, Blockbuster Entertainment Award, favorite villain, Blockbuster Entertainment Award nomination, favorite actor in a comedy,Canadian Comedy Award, best original screenplay, Canadian Comedy Award nomination, best male performance in a film, MTV Movie awards, best villain and best on-screen duo (shared with Verne Troyer), and MTV Movie Award nominations,best comedic performance, best fight (with Troyer), and best musical performance (with Troyer), all 1999, for Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me; Teen Choice Award for choice sleazebag, 2000. Addresses: Contact: Creative Artists Agency, 9830 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90212-1825.

Nationality
Canadian
Gender
Male
Occupation
Comedian, writer
Birth Details
May 25, 1963
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Film Appearances
  • Cockney man, Elvis Stories,1989
  • Wayne Campbell, Wayne's World, Paramount, 1992
  • Wayne Campbell, Wayne's World 2, Paramount, 1993
  • Charlie Mackenzie and Stuart Mackenzie, So I Married an Axe Murderer, TriStar, 1993
  • Austin Danger Powers and Dr. Evil, Austin Powers: International Man ofMystery, New Line Cinema, 1997
  • Steve Rubell, 54(also known as Fifty- four and Studio 54), Miramax, 1998
  • McClintock's Peach, West Wind Entertainment, 1998
  • Austin Danger Powers, Dr. Evil, and "Fat Bastard," Austin Powers: TheSpy Who Shagged Me(also known as Austin Powers II, Austin Powers 2: It's Shagging Time, Austin Powers II: The Wrath of Khan,It's Shagging Time, and The Return of Dr. Evil), New Line Cinema, 1999
  • Donnie Shulzhoffer, Mystery, Alaska, Buena Vista, 1999
  • Nobody Knows Anything,2000
  • Pete's Meteor,[Canada], 2000
  • Voice of Shrek, Shrek,DreamWorks, 2001
  • Film Work
  • Song performer, "Wayne's World," Wayne's World, Paramount,1992
  • Producer and song performer, "BBC," Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery, New Line Cinema, 1997
  • Producer, Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me(also known as Austin Powers II, Austin Powers 2: It's Shagging Time, Austin Powers II: The Wrath of Khan, It's Shagging Time, and TheReturn of Dr. Evil), New Line Cinema, 1999
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Mullarkey & Myers,[Canada], 1984-86
  • Saturday Night Live(also known as NBC's Saturday Night,Saturday Night, and SNL), NBC, 1989-94
  • Movies
  • John and Yoko: A Love Story, NBC, 1985
  • Specials
  • Saturday Night Live Goes Commercial, NBC, 1991
  • Saturday Night Live Halloween Special, NBC, 1991
  • Saturday Night Live: All the Best for Mother's Day, NBC, 1992
  • The 2nd Annual Saturday Night Live Mother's Day Special, NBC,1993
  • Wayne Campbell, Wayne and Garth's Saturday Night Live Music a Go-Go, NBC, 1993
  • George Stephanopoulos, Saturday Night Live Presents President Bill Clinton's All-Time Favorites, NBC, 1994
  • Canned Ham: Spyography--Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery, Comedy Central, 1997
  • Austin Powers, Art Mann's 10th Anniversary Winter Special, E!Entertainment Television, 1997
  • Sparkle Lounge,1997
  • Austin Powers Dance Party, MTV, 1997
  • "Bacharach: One Amazing Night," TNT Masters Series, TNT, 1998
  • Saturday Night Live: The Best of Phil Hartman, NBC, 1998
  • Saturday Night Live: The Best of Dana Carvey, NBC, 1999
  • Saturday Night Live: 25th Anniversary, NBC, 1999
  • AFI's 100 Years ... 100 Stars,1999
  • The Beatles Revolution,2000
  • The Making of 'Shrek',2001
  • Concert for New York City,2001
  • America: A Tribute to Heroes 2001
  • Also appeared as Wayne Campbell in a special promoting Wayne's World, MTV.
  • Awards Presentations
  • MTV's 1990 Video Music Awards, MTV, 1990
  • MTV's 1991 Video Music Awards, MTV, 1991
  • The 43rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards Presentation, Fox, 1991
  • The 64th Annual Academy Awards Presentation, ABC, 1992
  • Presenter, The 1993 Billboard Music Awards,1993
  • Presenter, The 1997 MTV Video Music Awards, MTV, 1997
  • Host, The 1997 MTV Movie Awards, MTV, 1997
  • The 1998 MTV Movie Awards, MTV, 1998
  • Presenter, The 70th Annual Academy Awards, ABC, 1998
  • Presenter, The 40th Annual Grammy Awards,1998
  • The 5th Annual Blockbuster Entertainment Awards,1999
  • Presenter, The 72nd Annual Academy Awards Presentation, ABC, 2000
  • Episodic
  • (As Michael Meyers) Ari, "Scout's Honour," King of Kensington,1975
  • Tommy, "Boy on Wheels," The Littlest Hobo, syndicated, 1979
  • Host, Saturday Night Live(also known as NBC's Saturday Night, Saturday Night, and SNL), NBC, 1997
  • The Russell Gilbert Show,[Australia], 1998
  • Also appeared on a local television talk show in Toronto, Ontario, 1981.
  • Pilots
  • 110 Lombard, CBS, 1988
  • RECORDINGS
  • Videos
  • Saturday Night Live: The Best of Mike Myers,1998
  • Austin Powers, Madonna: The Video Collection 93:99, Warner RepriseVideo, 1999
  • Also appeared as Austin Powers in Madonna's music video BeautifulStranger.
  • WRITINGS
  • Screenplays, Unless Otherwise Noted
  • (With Bonnie and Terry Turner; and songwriter, "Wayne's World") Wayne's World, Paramount, 1992
  • (With Bonnie Turner) Wayne's World 2, Paramount, 1993
  • So I Married an Axe Murderer, TriStar, 1993
  • (And songwriter, "BBC") Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery, New Line Cinema, 1997
  • Saturday Night Live: The Best of Mike Myers,1998
  • (With Michael McCullers; and songwriter, "Psychedelic Scene Breaks") Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me(also known as Austin Powers II, Austin Powers 2: It's Shagging Time, Austin Powers II: The Wrath of Khan, It's Shagging Time, and The Return of Dr. Evil), New Line Cinema, 1999
  • Television Series
  • Mullarkey & Myers,[Canada], between 1984 and 1986
  • (With others) Saturday Night Live(also known as NBC's Saturday Night, Saturday Night, and SNL), NBC, between 1989 and1994
  • Television Specials
  • Saturday Night Live Halloween Special, NBC, 1991
  • Television Episodes
  • The Dave Thomas Comedy Show, CBS, 1990
  • Other
  • (With wife, Robin Ruzan) Wayne's World: Extreme Close-Ups(humor), Hyperion, 1992
  • Contributor to magazines, including Interview.

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Periodicals:
    • Empire, pp. 144-48. October, 1997
    • Entertainment Weekly, p. 24; June 11, 1999; July 28, 2000, pp. 10-12, 14. June 26, 1998
    • Interview, pp. 76-81. August 26, 1993
    • Maclean's, p. 66. May 5, 1997
    • People Weekly, pp. 84-85; July 12, 1999, p. 133. April 4, 1994
    • Premiere, pp. 50-53. September 4, 1997
    • Radio Times, p. 14. July 31, 1999
    • Rolling Stone, pp. 66-73, 138. June 10, 1999
    • Total Film, pp. 48-51. October 10, 1997
    • US, p. 103. May 10, 1997

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